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Dear Colleagues

Accident statistics gathered through the World Accident Database are a powerful tool to prioritise our safety effort. The statistics show that, whilst rare, the most frequent type of serious accident in motor sport, which causes serious or fatal injury to the driver or co-driver, is a lateral impact into a tree during rallying. 

To help ASNs and event organisers avoid such accidents, the 2021 edition of the FIA Rally Safety Guidelines is now available on the FIA website in English, French and Spanish (German, Portuguese and Italian versions will be available shortly).

The guidelines gather the best practice that is currently applied at FIA World Rally Championship level in a format that can be used by rally organisers at regional and national level. We have also produced guidelines for Rally Safety Delegates and Rally Private Testing.

We would like your help to publicise the launch of these guidelines. Could we ask that you publish the following post, along with this image, on your social media channels to ensure that event organisers around the world get the message?

The @FIA has launched the 2021 Rally Safety Guidelines to improve safety by preventing dangerous impacts and increasing spectator protection at all levels of rallying: #FIAVisionZero

You can download the guidelines at:

These FIA Rally Safety Guidelines are the culmination of an intensive period of detailed analysis and consultation regarding the safe running of rally events around the world.

They capture the latest best practice from the FIA World Rally Championship, making it relevant to regional and national level rallying. They outline expertise and guidance on all aspects of organising an event, including:

•    The roles and responsibilities of officials
•    The use of safety cars and the safety plan
•    Areas of risk for spectators and competitors
•    Special Stage selection and set-up
•    Communication with marshals and spectators 
•    Handling incidents of varying severity from an organisational and medical perspective

We encourage our Clubs, rally organisers, officials and volunteers to review these Guidelines and consider them a valuable resource to assist with the staging of rally events.

Best regards,

FIA Safety Department

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